Art of Personal Development

Fear Is Not the Problem — a Counterintuitive Approach to Dealing With Social Anxiety


Fear Is Not the Problem -- a Counterintuitive Approach to Dealing With Social Anxiety

Struggling with social anxiety is painful. For this reason, most people try to get rid of their anxiety at all costs. Here, you’ll learn why trying to get rid of social anxiety can do more harm than good — and what to do instead. [Image by Dryhead] January, 2011 I entered the party with a sigh. My friends dragged me here. … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Self Mastery

10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice


10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice

James Altucher is an extraordinary man with extraordinary perspectives on everything from smart business to living a satisfying life — and how they intertwine. Here are 10 things he taught us on episode 540 of The Art of Charm. [Photo by Joao R] James Altucher’s appearance on episode 540 of The Art of Charm was so chock full of wisdom … Read More


in Art of Business, Art of Personal Development, Entrepreneurship, Productivity, Self Mastery

How to Influence Someone’s Memory and Affect Their Decisions


How to Influence Someone's Memory and Affect Their Decisions

The strongest skill any modern communicator can develop is the skill to influence other people’s memory — and therefore have an impact on their decisions. Here, we look at three ways to use this power for good — never evil! [Photo by Roman Boed] The concept of being able to influence someone’s memory doesn’t really make sense, does it? How … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Life Hacks

A Skeptical Look at Confirmation Bias


A Skeptical Look at Confirmation Bias

How powerful is confirmation bias? As skeptic Michael Shermer says: “It’s the mother of all biases.” In truth, we all believe in things we can’t prove. If you’re intelligent, well-educated, and good at pulling facts, you’re going to be even better at confirming your own beliefs than someone who’s less intelligent or well-educated. [Photo by Colonel Robert Wilson] Our brains … Read More


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The Real Way to Dress for Success


The Real Way to Dress for Success

The way you dress sends signals to the real world; here’s how to make sure you’re sending the right ones. On its own, “dress for success” is kind of an absurd piece of advice. (Though you might find the specifics detailed by Rishi Chullani in How to Dress for a Networking Event and How to Dress and Prepare for an … Read More


in Art of Business, Art of Personal Development, Art of Style, Empowerment, How to Dress, Networking, Self Mastery

Building Confidence — The Skyline of Life


Building Confidence -- The Skyline of Life

Confidence, like a building, takes a lot of effort to develop, regular maintenance to keep it in good shape, but just a single blow to destroy it. Here’s how to ensure you’re nurturing — and not abandoning — your confidence to the elements. [Photo by gags9999] It can take months, years, even decades to build a superstructure or sky rise … Read More


in Confidence, Self Mastery